At first, many didn't know what this trend is called. We see both celebrities and regular folks walking the streets in sweatpants rather than jeans, taking comfort to a whole new level. Americans have spent millions of dollars on sportswear just this past year, so the athleisure trend definitely isn't a fad.
What Is The Athleisure Trend?
This is a trend in fashion in which clothing designed for athletic workouts or activewear is being worn outside of the gym. You've probably seen it everywhere already - people wearing yoga pants or gym clothes shopping, to the office, or other social occasions. And yes, even those who aren’t even going to the gym or having an active lifestyle wear these clothes just for the hell of it.
One main reason athleisure is so popular is because these clothes are super comfortable - there's no denying that. They're form-controlling fit, as the price point for these clothes are super affordable for everyone. You can shop in the basics section of any store and put together an outfit for $20. On the other hand, you can also shop your favorite designers and brands and put together a bomb outfit that way, since many turned to the athleisure trend as well. Not to mention, it finally makes wearing leggings more acceptable, as women rather grab those over their denim. Wearing gym clothes everyday could also feel rather European, and who wouldn’t want to experience that type of styling?
How To Dress Athleisure
No one really knows how this trend started. Perhaps so many people went to the gym before work and then they decided to keep the outfit on and people thought it looked cool. Nonetheless, there is a correct way to wear the athleisure trend so you still look appropriate enough for semi-formal settings. For example, if you want to wear a sweatshirt, it should be: sleek, slim-cut, lightweight, and bonus points if it's a known-brand name. The way you style a sweatshirt could also make the athleisure trend better, such as if you pair it with a bomber jacket or sleek overcoat. Dressing athleisure is all about balance, so choose your wardrobe wisely and complement your outfit with the right accessories. Other clothing pieces you can try besides sweatshirts and leggings are tailored joggers, running trainers, track jackets, and hoodies. Of course, no outfit is complete without your stylish pair of sneakers and fitness tracker!